WIT Press

Dynamic Behaviour Of Reinforced Earth Walls

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES960101

Volume

23

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

907 kb

Author(s)

L. Cavalera & B. Lipani

Abstract

This work analyses the behaviour of some typologies of reinforced earth retaining structures during a seismic event comparing calculation results with those obtained for a traditional concrete wall Four different typologies of walls are considered: - concrete cantilever wall; - steel strips reinforced earth wall with concrete face panel, - geosynthetic sheets reinforced earth wall with concrete face panel; - metallic grids earth reinforced wall with metallic gabbions filled with stones as face panel. Analytical results are relevant to some typical ground stratifications and to different values of the wall height for a II category seismic Italian region. It's necessary to specify that for the seismic design of reinforced earth structures the usual procedures founded on pseudostatic meth

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